what we call sculpture

Thursday, 18 April 2013

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18.04. – 30.06.2013
Chris Timms
Francoise Gamma
Kareem Lotfy
Manuel Fernández

what we call sculpture

»what we call sculpture« focuses on the possibilities of sculpture through the use of digital tools in the context of Internet and the exhibition possibilities of the online medium. 

The CERMÂ exhibition space occupies that fascinating area between internet appearance and cultural institution. It exists in both the built and the virtual environment. In the virtual part, which happens on the internet, everything is digital. We explore the possibilities that arise through this and look into a digitalised future.


Since the advent of video games and the Internet, the notion of actual physical space has been complemented by the existence of virtual spaces, built using code and 3D software where graphics you can see on the screen not only occupy a physical space as storage on a hard disk, but through contemplation or interaction with simulated spaces we can perceive aspects as size, material and volume, all typical of traditional sculpture.

From Mario Bros for Nintendo 64 in the entertainment industry, through social networks like Second Life, to come up with new ways in which we perceive the real world using simulators such as Google Earth, the products generated by 3D software tools have changed dramatically shaped the way we relate and understand the real space, so much so, that an architect can now recognize the version of AutoCad with which a building is designed.

What we call sculpture is a collection of works that use sculpture procedures, installation, intervention, etc. as a means of digital experimentation to develop artistic strategies online.

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Exhibition location (online only):
18.04. - 30.06.2013
Opening times: continuous
Information: www.cerma.de

Curator: Manuel Fernández (http://www.manuelfernandez.name/)

Chris Timms (http://chriscotimms.com/)
Francoise Gamma (http://francoisegamma.computersclub.org/)
Kareem Lotfy
Manuel Fernández (http://www.manuelfernandez.name/)

Opening: 18.04 21h at hfg Kapelle Offenbach/M. (Germany)

Sponsors: Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach
(The Offenbach University of Art and Design), 706